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2 hours ago, JIMGET said:

browns upside is worth a 5 point day from lafell or rogers...hell, i'd risk it for a 0.

Shepard with gee-NO ..might not hit 5pts

This is absurd.  

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1 hour ago, iamkoza said:

Great updates on everyone's teams the last ten posts.... Now can we find any tidbits if actual useful info? I've found nothing. Curious to me that on Friday the first to break this was a national NFL Network guy... Shefter had nothing on brown so far

Because we play fantasy football, and don't work for the Steelers. 

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32 minutes ago, JoeSteeler said:

Starting him with confidence

I can see starting him, but where is the confidence coming from? 

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Speaking on NFL Sunday Countdown, ESPN's Adam Schefter said there's a "real question" of whether Antonio Brown (questionable, toe) will play Week 13 against the Bengals.

Brown was absent from practice on both Friday and Saturday, casting doubt on his status for Week 13. He'll likely come down to a game-time decision on Monday night, creating a difficult situation for owners in the final week of the fantasy regular season. As insurance, Brown owners would be wise to pick up Martavis Bryant in leagues where he's available.

 

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Actually enjoying this. Own AB in two leagues, but have locked up the top seed in both of those leagues and it won't matter if he sits or plays. BUt in a third league, in the first week of playoffs, my opponent has him in his lineup :P

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1 hour ago, menobrown said:

Don't really want to argue AB is not a high upside guy but his last 5 games against Cincy listed in order of last played:

 

4/65

4/39

3/58

6/47

7/87

 

He mixed in 2 TD's in those games.

Only one WR has gone past 70 yards on Cincy since week 3, and that was 75 yards.

 

 

 

well done

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1 hour ago, Da Gildz said:

This is absurd.  

I know...how could any team ever start Gee-NO?  Really?

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I imagine I'm not the only one who went out and grabbed Eli Freakin Rogers as Insurance for MNF. Just in case. 

 

It was him or Jesse James. Neither sexy but I went with a WR instead of a TE. 

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What's Steeler Nation hearing? Any decent information from any decent local sources?

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24 minutes ago, ChuckLiddell said:

I can see starting him, but where is the confidence coming from? 

Hearing it is not serious and Brown has only missed one game in his career for injury. 

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26 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

On Red Zone Channel, the NFL Network Fantasy guys just said that Ian Rappaport has heard that Brown's toe is not serious and he expects him to play tomorrow. 

He said it was minor on Friday then Brown didn't practice Saturday and I saw some beat writers say that it didn't look good for Brown.

Did Rappaport give any info other?

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32 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

On Red Zone Channel, the NFL Network Fantasy guys just said that Ian Rappaport has heard that Brown's toe is not serious and he expects him to play tomorrow. 

FF Live Stefania Bell reporting the same... calling him a genuine game time decision... Steelers will evaluate in warmups if Brown is capable of being Brown.

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26 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

On Red Zone Channel, the NFL Network Fantasy guys just said that Ian Rappaport has heard that Brown's toe is not serious and he expects him to play tomorrow. 

He said it was minor on Friday then Brown didn't practice Saturday and I saw some beat writers say that it didn't look good for Brown.

Did Rappaport give any info other?

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28 minutes ago, oddsbodkins said:

Unless he's in a coma, I think I'll risk it. Couldn't live with myself starting Parker or Goodwin over him. 

I was thinking Parker if Landry was out but he’s good.  No Talib.  Silva’s matchup article says Parker should be the best wr option this game even if Parker played.   I picked up Eli Rogers so I can wait on ab and then pull the switch if necessary.  

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1 minute ago, Dizzy said:
35 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

On Red Zone Channel, the NFL Network Fantasy guys just said that Ian Rappaport has heard that Brown's toe is not serious and he expects him to play tomorrow. 

FF Live Stefania Bell reporting the same... calling him a genuine game time decision... Steelers will evaluate in warmups if Brown is capable of being Brown.

These two reports seem different.

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Schef said it didnt look good either, not too long ago. An hour or so?

Or maybe he RT'd something. not sure.

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1 minute ago, The General said:

These two reports seem different.

Sorry about that. I meant to grab the Scheffter report/quote.

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Just now, The General said:

He said it was minor on Friday then Brown didn't practice Saturday and I saw some beat writers say that it didn't look good for Brown.

Did Rappaport give any info other?

 

No, Rapoport wasn't on the show; the other "experts" were referencing him. They were probably referring to his day-old tweet, so I don't have much faith in them.

 

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I don't envy anyone deciding on AB this week.

Has there been a report suggesting TURF toe... or do they all just say "toe"?

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Just now, Dizzy said:

Sorry about that. I meant to grab the Scheffter report/quote.

Sheeeit. Was really hoping a beat writer would give us some solid news either way. Not even sure what teams playing on Monday do on Sunday.

 

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2 minutes ago, The General said:

Sheeeit. Was really hoping a beat writer would give us some solid news either way. Not even sure what teams playing on Monday do on Sunday.

 

From what I have read, teams play on Monday do not practice on Sunday

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1 hour ago, JoeSteeler said:

Starting him with confidence

Me too!!! Until I find out he's not playing then I'll put JuJu in, assuming he's playing lol

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8 minutes ago, JoeSteeler said:

From what I have read, teams play on Monday do not practice on Sunday

Correct. That would be the travel day for the visiting team.

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I can see waiting for Brown if you don't have another solid option. But I'm nervous that even if Brown plays, he'll be a decoy or possibly only playing limited snaps. At this point, I have 20-25 WR's I'd start over Brown right now. Including Shepard. 

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Steelers can afford to lose this game, correct?

Everything they are trying to accomplish is still in play if they beat New England in week 15 (tied record, and holding the tie breaker).

I guess what I am saying is that the Steelers will need AB much more in week 15 than Monday night.

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22 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

 

No, Rapoport wasn't on the show; the other "experts" were referencing him. They were probably referring to his day-old tweet, so I don't have much faith in them.

 

"Experts" run wild with this kind of stuff, inferring meaning way beyond the actual quotes or facts available. The hot take opportunity is way too important to let real information (or lack thereof) get in the way. 

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Pretty much time to crap or get off the pot for those of us who don't have MNF backups.

Think I'm sitting him for Corey freaking Coleman. Eeeessh.

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two articles for those of you stuck with AB like I am. I have Josh Gordon, but unlikely I put him in my lineup in the next 10 minutes in a must win week for me. And I don't have any backup options tomorrow and my waiver is locked in for the week. these two articles at least provide some 'logical' optimism though i am not familiar with either writers so this is at best for entertainment value one.

 

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2017/12/doctor-antonio-brown-toe-injury-inspires-sunday-speculation/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/profootballdoc/sd-sp-pfd-antonio-brown-toe-20171203-story.html

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I need AB to score 19 points to win the regular season. I feel like Judge Smails..... "Ooohh Billy, Billy. This is a biggie. Don't let me down!"

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21 hours ago, Dizzy said:

Steelers can afford to lose this game, correct?

Everything they are trying to accomplish is still in play if they beat New England in week 15 (tied record, and holding the tie breaker).

I guess what I am saying is that the Steelers will need AB much more in week 15 than Monday night.

Not at all.  First, if the Steelers lose tonight they will only have a 2 game buffer over the Ravens for the division.  That makes the next weeks game against the Ravens a must win situation.  If they win tonight, they could lose to both the Ravens and Patriots and likely would still win the division.  Being a divisional game, this is pretty much a must-win situation.  Second, Jacksonville has the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Steelers so I think it would be in the Steelers best interest to maintain a 2 game lead over them.  

I consider tonight to be a must-win game for the Steelers if they want to remain in good shape for a bye.

 

 

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Well good luck all.

I benched him yesterday in one league and will probably start JuJu over him tonight.

Luckily yesterdays terrible replacement didn't cost me the total points prize :)   

 

 

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I just picked up Eli as an emergency fill in 

 

:gulp:

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he will be fine until one of the Bengals intentionally kicks or steps on his foot

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1 minute ago, JoeSteeler said:

he will be fine until one of the Bengals intentionally kicks or steps on his foot

You mean Burfict intentionally kicks or stomps on him or have the refs pre-emptively ejected Burfict for a cheap shot already?

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3 hours ago, fred_1_15301 said:

Not at all.  First, if the Steelers lose tonight they will only have a 2 game buffer over the Ravens for the division.  That makes the next weeks game against the Ravens a must win situation.  If they win tonight, they could lose to both the Ravens and Patriots and likely would still win the division.  Being a divisional game, this is pretty much a must-win situation.  Second, Jacksonville has the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Steelers so I think it would be in the Steelers best interest to maintain a 2 game lead over them.  

I consider tonight to be a must-win game for the Steelers if they want to remain in good shape for a bye.

 

 

It is an important game but I don't think it is worth risking AB.  If there is any chance at all he could further injure the toe then you let him sit.  I think the Steelers without AB have a good chance to beat the Bengals tonight.  The Ravens game is the bigger game anyway-- if you beat them at home the division is won, no matter what you do this week.

You bring up a good point about Jacksonville and the bye but I think it is a bit premature to worry about that.  Lots of football to be played

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36 minutes ago, Godsbrother said:

It is an important game but I don't think it is worth risking AB.  If there is any chance at all he could further injure the toe then you let him sit.  I think the Steelers without AB have a good chance to beat the Bengals tonight.  The Ravens game is the bigger game anyway-- if you beat them at home the division is won, no matter what you do this week.

You bring up a good point about Jacksonville and the bye but I think it is a bit premature to worry about that.  Lots of football to be played

I agree with all of this.  I was just responding to the poster's assertion that there wasn't much on the line for the Steelers tonight.  I think a win tonight all but secures the division (and takes the pressure a little off next week).  Of course lots of football to be played. It's a very important game but absolutely not worth risking a serious injury to AB.  Got to think big picture still.  

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12 minutes ago, derek245583 said:

Adam Schefter says he is OUT

Just scrolled through Schefter's tweets and didn't see this one?  Where'd you see that. Granted, I'm pretty bad at the Twitter.

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That's a fake Adam Schefter account.  Kind of important to look into who really tweets it and not just the name.

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Luckily its not close to gametime with the fake report posted on message board routine.

Can't believe it's still an issue in 2017, checking the account should be second nature by now for us all

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1 hour ago, TheBottomLine said:

That's a fake Adam Schefter account.  Kind of important to look into who really tweets it and not just the name.

well that's good!!!

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